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  2. what is better than Jriver

    Audirvana Plus is simplier for library management, will be on PC too (soon?). If you love to Upsample your files, HQPlayer is the best for me, multi platform too, but too simple managing files...
  3. UltraRendu vs an expensive music server

    The problem people seem to have is manufacturer reps stomping around on a people forum yarping their magistracy over all others. Its unsophisticated, plebeian speak. It's just plain boorish and really drives a wedge between sellers and buyers. Barrows engenders no desire to try a Sonore product from me. Maybe his pious attitude impresses others but the reaction to his speak on this forum should cause pause for introspection.
  4. Audirvana cover image problem

    You could have also before do that... might help doing the three steps
  5. Audirvana cover image problem

    You trashed the preferences or your library or both?, not sure but if not, try to trash the library file... Apple hide the Home Folder in User Library at some time depending on OS System... When you have clicked your Home Folder, and cannot see the Library Folder in there, just do a ''cmd J'' to show the folder settings preferences and see at the bottom... click Show Library Folder and then you'll have access to the rest forever. Close A+ Go to User... Home Folder... Library... Applications Support... Audirvana Folder... Trash All the files in that folder (that is your database of music, back it up! or not) Restart Mac Restart A+ Load your music folder and wait till it finishes syncing and see
  6. Why!? Please Tell Me Why!

    Leslie Speaker. Working on the assumption that if you add enough vibrato to a Hammond you can actually make it sound like something other than it is (the worse sounding excuse for an organ ever developed).
  7. Hi Solstice. Here's the source: https://www.ebay.com/itm/LT3045-A-Ultralow-noise-0-8-Vrms-LDO-linear-regulator-0V-15V-1A-Fixed-out/253378132579?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D51378%26meid%3D7718f1b81d91477a8ab3af5b6c6423df%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dag%26sd%3D332624714110%26itm%3D253378132579&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A14cfd6c9-4577-11e8-8946-74dbd180d5c2|parentrq%3Ae8c7eae01620a994810a2ce3fffc7fd2|iid%3A1 I put mine in a case, but think I'll move them at some point to be closer to device. Like the LT's for the USB card placed in the case.
  8. JRiver v24 use with MicroRendu

    One of the settings will depend on your DAC. Which DAC do you have?
  9. Why!? Please Tell Me Why!

    I didn't say Martin-Logan' s ESL speakers had better dispersion than all speakers, I said they had better dispersion than many speakers and they do. I can sit pretty much off-axis in my listening room and still get a decent stereo image. But my point to Frank was that there are limits...
  10. Blue or red pill?

    L-R channels corrected. -18dB (just as in ABX): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lbsPCsZ9-nGTbd_UP2z1kjYB_XZvnF0M https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NpyUvJQoSqKEqo6U8digb-5PDMVDJRSn -0dB (warning - these are much louder than the earlier captures): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FBu9VKnIA78kAm4NKXaQzrNalqWiii9E https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JxN1w11i4SxTBPGs-VGxgGapPVnS3Svz Mani.
  11. Why!? Please Tell Me Why!

    You still miss the point. The add-on accessories on the car, shown above, all do something. They either enhance the car's performance, it's handling or it's looks. Tell me, what does the green pen do? What does a vinyl demagnetizer do? (Hint, there is nothing ferric in vinyl to get magnetized) What does a and ugly brown speaker cable the size of a boa constrictor do? NOTHING beyond what other cables far smaller, and far cheaper can do exactly the same!
  12. I am intrigued. How do you know he won’t listen to your recommendations? Plus, I would be interested and, perhaps, others would too. Also, while I see your point on some of the recommendations, do you consider Hagel, Job, Emotiva, and PS Audio to be “consumer grade products?”
  13. UltraRendu vs an expensive music server

    I'm not sure what prompted you to respond in this way. If you want to use an all in one as your source unfortunately you need to go to this extent. This is exactly what I have explained before and yes been there done that. Another example of this approach is Aurender. I'm sure you're happy with your solution and I take no issue with that. I decided to move away from a tweaked out off the shelf motherboard solutions and I really have no regrets. We are able to offer systems to customers in a much more affordable range with fanatic sound quality. Have you heard the Sonore Signature Rendu SE? On a side note: If Innous or anyone else for that matter is using Vortexbox and not paying SGC a license for it then its use makes it an illegal product.
  14. Why!? Please Tell Me Why!

    How it developed is irrelevant and in no way alters the fact that your earlier post had nothing to do with what I was saying. I was talking about the audio industry being somewhat unique in the realm of hobbies in that there are more aftermarket dubious "accessories" sold into this hobby than others. It had nothing whatsoever to do with Nissan GT-Rs, Lamborghinis and McLarens. NOTHING!
  15. Yes. I think you will be delighted with the LPS-1 even with the original Mean Well SMPS, but you may as well see whether the new supply results in even better sound quality in your system.
  16. Why!? Please Tell Me Why!

    Quite a few actually. Every multi-miked/multi-track recording is a poor recording in my estimation. Every recording with compressed dynamic range is a poor recording. Then there are the recordings that are indifferently captured with sound that is too distant, or is pushed a little too far (more of a problem in analog days than now. admittedly), and then there is defective vinyl. Warped records, eccentric records, records with underfill, records with too much regrind in the vinyl. Records that are noisy, etc., etc. etc. The point being not that there are so many bad recordings, but that there is so little one can do to fix a bad recording. You can't make an orchestral recording captured with a forest of microphones to 16 or 32 digital tracks, for instance, sound like stereophonic sound, because the information that makes stereo isn't there, and there is no "tweak" that one can apply to one's playback system to turn such a poor recording into a good one. That's my beef with Frank. He insists that his method of tweaking a system can correct for poor recordings, lousy playback equipment and bad listening rooms!
  17. Game-changer at AXPONA

    Ummm...each person has different tastes, and it's not for others to judge your ear...but you sold a pair of Focal Utopias en route to buying JVC headphones? I think you've established yourself as having a perspective and/or ear that is dramatically different than most.
  18. I just deleted a recommendation for expanding your budget and avoiding consumer grade products — you won’t listen so it’s just wasted screenspace. Two factors determine a speaker’s difficulty to drive: sensitivity and impedance / phase curve. Sensitivity is listed in the specs, curves come from technical measurements done as part of reviews (Stereophile is the reference source for most common speakers) and sometimes offered by the speaker manufacturers. The higher the sensitivity the less power they need, the flatter the curve the better.
  19. U.FL is the connection type for the 50 ohm. Does anyone know what the connection type is for the 75 ohm on the sCLK? There are a lot more 75 ohm cable options out there. I'm thinking of having SOtM change my sCLK from 50 to 75 ohm.
  20. Game-changer at AXPONA

    If I could be satisfied with just resolution, dynamics and low distortion I wouldn’t have sold my Focal Utopia to help finance a stereo speaker setup, set up a room and spend 3 times as much to achieve mid-fi. That’s because headphones can’t give you an expansive soundstage nor the whole-body physical dynamic power of speakers. Exofield gives you the illusion of an actual soundstage — but not the crappy / compromised accoustics of your room, but the accoustics of a dedicated studio. If I were to go to Japan and pay the $9k I would be seated in Victor Studio (JVC Kenwood studio famous in Japan) and measured there. I would have the accoustics of a high-end recording studio room — that’s extremely compelling. They have me on the email list. The moment they announce the US offering I’m signing up. $2k plus a flight to CA is a small price to pay.
  21. Blue or red pill?

    Apologies. Not arriving earlier at 0V but at the +0.4 )%) line (the straight gray line).
  22. Why!? Please Tell Me Why!

    I am anything but confused. I'm just tired of posters here calling people "anti-audiophiles" or false audiophiles simply because they might disagree with another poster's opinion. And what I think of someone who buys the featured cables is neither here nor there. People have a right to buy what they want. Just because the cable in question has no worth from an electrical standpoint doesn't obviate its "bling" appeal. If one can afford the price of a small car for something that doesn't really do anything special except look impressive, then, more power to them.
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  24. Blue or red pill?

    FWIW, this is a relatively large difference in the right channel for "offset" : Thus, see how the (bottom) one arrives earlier at 0V (coming from negative) than the other. Notice that in the end this is just low frequency. So if this is anything for real, the low(er) frequency is not equal in both.
  25. Perfect - thanks So in conclusion if I end up purchasing a secund hand LPS1 to use with a MicroRendu then this SMPS should be purchased as a replacement for the originally supplied one
  26. Innuos Zenith SE MkII

    For those who didn’t know, some info on a recent iPeng update that now links its volume setting to that of the iPad -
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